Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,
The Ward 8 Office is giving away for free 200 native shade trees to Ward 8 residents, just in time for spring planting!
For more details, please continue reading below…
Private Tree Giveaway
At the March 22 Public Works Committee meeting, Councillor Danko introduced a motion for a free tree giveaway to increase the urban tree canopy coverage of Ward 8, which is currently has the lowest percentage of coverage in the City and in direct response to the draft forestry tree strategy canopy goals.
Canopy coverage has many environmental and health benefits, as we previously covered below.
The program will be funded at a cost of $2,715 to provide 200 small native trees to interested residents to be planted on private property, ie. a backyard.
This program is in addition to the ongoing City street tree program where residents can request a free street tree planted in their front yard within the City right of way.
Residents could take advantage of both programs to plant a free street tree on their front and/or side yards and a free private tree for their backyard!
You can see the motion below.
Questions or concerns?
If you’re interested in a tree, please contact our office here.